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Old 15 May 2013, 06:45   #1
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Guidance required regarding antifoul

I am just about to put our Rib on a swinging mooring for the season. Can anyone offer advice regarding antifoul.
The rib has not been antifouled before. I was hoping for an Orange finish but have not been able to source as yet.
Is it ok to coat the tubes or do I require a different coating?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 15 May 2013, 07:37   #2
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I am just about to put our Rib on a swinging mooring for the season. Can anyone offer advice regarding antifoul.
The rib has not been antifouled before. I was hoping for an Orange finish but have not been able to source as yet.
Is it ok to coat the tubes or do I require a different coating?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks
Hi I put mine in a swing mooring in Tayvallich and I use UNO. You ca put on direct that way you protect your gel coat and it flakes of with p/washer at end of season. I also use TK clear spray AF on the tubes as it trancelucent. Good luck.
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Old 15 May 2013, 12:08   #3
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I have tried a search for TL clear coat and Uno, without success. Any chance you could confirm the manufacturers name etc.

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Hi its TK and you get it on Force 4 websit about 18 a tin Ive used it for three years.
Force 4 TK Line Antifouling Spray Clear - Only 18.95 - Force 4 Chandlery
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Old 15 May 2013, 12:55   #5
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Any antifoul will do if it's only for the season but hard racing yacht a/f is probably as good as any. I don't think it comes in orange though. Don't paint the tubes; use surfing sex wax instead.
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Afloat all season. Used to use International's UNO, like Jambo, but the white is grey. Now use white International Paints Trilux 33, because it's white. As a bonus I've found it a better antifouling. Still use UNO on the tubes where they sit in the water because I've still got some navy blue left in the tin.

The TK clear antifouling, which I spray on the engine bracket and TT rams lasts about 4 months before anything starts to grow.

As Jambo said, if you paint the a/f directly on to the shiny hull (remove any wax polish), without 'keying' the gel coat or using primer or undercoat, 99% will stay on until the end of season, there'll be little fouling on the bits where it does come off, and it's easy to pressure wash off to avoid any build up.

My tubes have been antifouled for 10 years with no damage to the material.
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